RICHARDSON, Texas -

The American Southwest Conference today announced it baseball players of the week and Howard Payne's  for the second time this season received ASC West Division Pitcher of the Week honors.

The junior right-hander tossed a five-hit shutout with eight strikeouts to defeat Hardin-Simmons in a 1-0 division game. Howie, who takes the West's top weekly pitching award for a second time this season, walked just one batter over the nine-inning series opener.

Information provided by HPU athletics department.